IUA Circular 004/20

Illegal entry via containers and trailers: How are Operators and Insurers affected? 

with John Jackson, Managing Director, CWH Johnsons International 
and Tim Wardlaw, Head of Legal, W.E. Cox & Co. (Recoveries) Ltd

Event Date: Friday 14 February 2020
Time: 12noon to 1pm
Venue: ACORD Conference Suite, 8th Floor, 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3
Subject: This market briefing will explore how cargo owners, logistics providers and their respective insurers deal with illegal entry via containers and trailers and discuss the processes involved for all concerned.

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.

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Contact: Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager

Illegal entry via containers has recently hit the headlines with the sad deaths of a number of immigrants in a reefer container that arrived in Essex. Whilst this is thankfully a rare and extreme occurrence illegal entry via containers and trailers is a huge problem for cargo owners, logistics providers and their respective insurers.
The UK is currently the final intended destination for many illegal immigrants and our speakers (who have offices in both France and South of England) are on the front line when it comes to dealing with such situations.
The market briefing will explore the how to’s and how not to’s of inter-continental transportation, how these situations are managed on the ground by the Authorities, drivers and Surveyors as well as how the supply chain and insurance premiums are impacted by these acts. We will also look at the potential recourse actions available.
Our Speakers: 
John Jackson started his surveying career in 1979 and after opening and managing the Dover office for his then employers, made the move to France in 2003 where he opened CWH Europe SARL in Lille in 2006. CWH Europe SARL joined the W.E. Cox Claims Group in 2015 and John has been instrumental in the continued strategic development of the survey arm of W.E. Cox since then, including the merger with E.L. Johnson’s & Sons Mowat and the opening of further offices in Northern Europe, the USA and Asia.
John has vast experience within both the UK and continental Europe in respect of marine cargo and goods in transit surveys and investigations. He has also undertaken numerous risk management studies for cargo interests, logistics companies and their respective insurers.
Tim Wardlaw brings further specialised experience and expertise to the W.E. Cox Group and is the first qualified marine solicitor to join the company. He began his professional life in the 1980s specialising in cargo claims at Clyde & Co. when he counted Cox amongst his clients. Having been a partner in a leading maritime law firm he is now Head of Legal at Cox. Tim has dealt in most aspects of Bills of Lading and charterparty claims and has handled numerous unseaworthiness cases as well as Piracy, Salvage, Collisions, Groundings, and General Average matters including the management of litigation, mediation and arbitration. Tim’s maritime experience has run in parallel with a vibrant international carriage of goods by road practice.

As a member of the CPD (Continuing Personal or Professional Development) Certification Service the IUA is committed to providing high quality training activities. Our market briefing events are certified as being suitable for CPD purposes. To obtain a self assessment form for any particular event please email Deborah Finch. These forms will be issued after each individual event upon request. 
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